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Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   900 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060   |  
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Blacksburg
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Falkville
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37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Extra nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I don't typically stay at Holiday Inn's and usually it's because of price. However, a recent business trip had me staying at this particular location because all the events were being held here. I must say this is a very clean, comfortable, affordable, and up to date facility. The lobby and hallways were exceptionally clean. The staff were extremely pleasant and the rooms were very well kept. Clean, comfortable beds. Large screen flat TV's. Indoor pool that was clean and the area was well kept. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will stay again if I'm ever in the area.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIGM1, General Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review after your recent business trip. We are happy you had an extra nice experience. We hope to see you again the next time your business brings you to Blacksburg!

Ken R.
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Blacksburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We used the hotel for our organization's largest function of the year. The staff was excellent from start to finish. People are still telling us they loved everything from the rooms to the staff and the space. We have not heard one negative comment from our guests. The staff was more than friendly and accommodated all of our needs above and beyond. Even when things were stressful and the hotel was packed full of people, the staff didn't miss a beat and kept a calm smile on their faces the whole time. Tom's banquet team (Carol, Brooke, Sam, Ben, Mitch, and Casey) were remarkable, and we could not have had the success we had during our event without their help setting up and breaking down rooms with lightning speed and precision. They anticipated our needs before we even knew them. Tom and his staff made serving hundreds of people for eight straight hours look easy and we cannot thank them enough. Also the front desk staff (Jessica, Helen, Melissa, Robert, and Zach) did a great job of taking care of our guest and their room needs. Once again they handled everything very well and greeted all of our guest when they walked by. We also want to commend Angela for making our event possible. We love her. We hope to use your facilities again in the future.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIGM1, General Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so thrilled you had a great event and we look forward to serving you in the future!

Ken R.
General Manager
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg during a brief trip to meet our brand new granddaughter and visit our son, his wife, and our grandson. This hotel is across the street from Virginia Tech University and only about 2 miles from our son's house. We had used points for our first night and had purchased 2 additional nights. Check-in was quick and painless. The room (a regular king room) was very spacious. It contained a large flat screen TV, sleeper love seat, desk, microwave and larger-than-normal refrigerator with a small freezer section. The bath was well appointed. The bed linens were very nice and the bed was comfortable. The room was very quiet, but the hotel did have very few guests. The cleaning staff were very friendly and efficient. They also cleaned the coffee pot and replaced regular coffee, creamer, and fresh cups each day. My only complaints were that getting one night with points and two others with regular payment, required two reservations on the Holiday Inn webpage and actually a separate check-in once there; and the fact that there was no complimentary breakfast. The small onsite restaurant did have a very reasonably priced and very tasty breakfast, however.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIGM1, General Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Congratulations on your brand new granddaughter! We are so happy to have had the opportunity to serve you while you were visiting your family. Thank you for choosing us and for taking the time to review our hotel. We look forward to serving you again during your next visit.

Ken R.
General Manager
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I was in town for a college recruiting trip when the city was hit with a 20 inch snow storm overnight. It might have derailed our investment had it not been for the hotel staff. They helped us use their facility to keep out interviews going. But most important, they went above and beyond to make their facility accessible to guests, visitors and staff. They even had their staff of Matt and mark clean the snow off guests cars so they could try to venture out for food or other things. Not that it mattered because the hotels services didn't skip a beat from food to pool to warmth. They did it around the clock. Thanks!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIGM1, General Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
We appreciate you staying with us for your recruiting trip. We were happy to serve you during and after our snowstorm. We look forward to your next visit to Blacksburg!

Ken R.
General Manager
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Destin, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I stayed at the Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg when they had a devastating snow storm. I was stuck in my room for a few days, unable to travel for business. Fortunately, the staff, specifically Ashley, made my stay extremely enjoyable in this very unfortunate weather. My rent-a-car was buried in two feet of snow and the maintenance staff (Mark and Matt?) shoveled my car out. I'm sure that this was not in their job description, but they did it anyway. The hospitality at this hotel is unparalleled.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIGM1, General Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for complimenting our team! We were happy to provide you the extra services during the snow storm. We look forward to serving you again the next time you're in Blacksburg.

Ken R.
General Manager
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We visit Blacksburg a couple times a year. We have found this hotel to be the ideal location. We love the comfortable beds, flat screen TV, fridge, nicely appointed furnishings, wifi and their breakfast buffet is great too before heading out of town. The hotel hosts a great tailgate and the shuttle service to and from the game is so convenient. The staff is very nice and helpful too. Our kids love swimming in the indoor pool. We have enjoyed having access to the courtyard from our room for fresh air and some pre-game cornhole. Don't be fooled by the exterior, this property is an excellent choice.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIGM1, General Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us while you visit Blacksburg. We appreciate you taking the time to let everyone know about your experience. We look forward to your next visit!

Ken R.
General Manager
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Northern VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We spent last night at the Blacksburg Holiday Inn. Arrived around 9:30 pm and left early this morning. The hotel was packed. There was a volleyball tournament at the University so there were a number collegiate volleyball teams staying at the Holiday Inn last night. Surprisingly, it was relatively quit. We didn't hear any noise after 11:00 pm. Overall this is a great place to stay. Clean and comfortable rooms. All the rooms have been renovated. The staff was courteous, although we had little interaction with them. This is our favorite hotel in Blacksburg.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIGM1, General Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your overnight stay. We are so happy you consider us your favorite hotel in Blacksburg. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.

Ken R., General Manager
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg

Address: 900 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Location: United States > Virginia > Blacksburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Blacksburg
#2 Business Hotel in Blacksburg
#4 Romantic Hotel in Blacksburg
#5 Family Hotel in Blacksburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg 3*
Number of rooms: 137
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Blacksburg is being redeveloped into a beautiful new site. That redevelopment has begun and the Holiday Inn is now closed. We look forward to serving you again in Fall 2016 as a brand new Hyatt Place. ... more   less 
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